PlayStation Store Discontinuing TV & Movie Rentals And Purchases
It looks like Sony is backing out of the TV & movie rental business on PlayStation consoles. The company has announced that, starting later this year, movie and TV purchases will no longer be available through the PlayStation Store, doing away with a feature that’s been available on its consoles for the past few gaming generations.
Sony took to its PlayStation Blog site to explain its decision to do away with on-demand purchases through the PlayStation Store. The company recognized that there was little desire for the service due to the ever-increasing popularity of subscription-based streaming services, and as such it was an easy decision to make. “At SIE, we strive to provide the best entertainment experience for PlayStation fans, and that means evolving our offerings as customer needs change,” the post reads.
We’ve seen tremendous growth from PlayStation fans using subscription-based and ad-based entertainment streaming services on our consoles. With this shift in customer behavior, we have decided to no longer offer movie and TV purchases and rentals through PlayStation Store as of August 31, 2021.”
The post further explains that those that have purchased movie and TV content prior to the shutoff date can still access said content on their PS4, PS5, and mobile devices. As mentioned, the PlayStation Store will no longer offer on-demand TV & movie rentals and purchases as of August 31, 2021.
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